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Hard lump on bone in armpit. It doesn't hurt but it's been there for 4-6 months could I have cancer?

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In brief: Calcified Nodule

Your armpit is usually mostly fat and pilosebaceous glands and maybe some lymph nodes.
What you may have is not a bone but most likely a calcified cyst or calcified lymph node. If you have a family history of cancer, see your doctor for definitive diagnostic biopsy..

In brief: Calcified Nodule

Your armpit is usually mostly fat and pilosebaceous glands and maybe some lymph nodes.
What you may have is not a bone but most likely a calcified cyst or calcified lymph node. If you have a family history of cancer, see your doctor for definitive diagnostic biopsy..
Dr. Hermilando Payen
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Dr. Anna Flor Salcedo
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In brief: See below

There are different causes of lumps/ masses in the armpit, a simple physical exam by your doctor can differentiate a benign ( non cancerous ) mass or a mass that needs furthrr investigation, like ultrasound.
Biopsy is usually the definitive test to diagnose cancer for mass.

In brief: See below

There are different causes of lumps/ masses in the armpit, a simple physical exam by your doctor can differentiate a benign ( non cancerous ) mass or a mass that needs furthrr investigation, like ultrasound.
Biopsy is usually the definitive test to diagnose cancer for mass.
Dr. Anna Flor Salcedo
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